Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick routs West Bladen...

    Nick Napolitano’s first home run of the year gave West Brunswick a 12-2 victory April 1 over West Bladen in a conference baseball game.

    Napolitano, who finished 3-for-4, homered with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. West Bladen had scored two runs in the top of the inning to extend the game.

    “That was a blast,” West coach Mike Alderson said about Napolitano’s home run.

  • Windy conditions affecting...

    Local fishermen have struggled through windy conditions for the last week, but the weather is supposed to change right on time for the hot redfish bite to resume this weekend. Anglers were in the midst of some strong red drum action in shallow water, but windy conditions have made it hard on them lately.

  • Richard Mandell: Designer in...

    One of the things I enjoy the most about writing this column is the chance to meet new people in the world of golf. Last fall I attended the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and took the course “How To Do More With Less: Renovation and Construction,” taught by Richard Mandell, a well-known golf course architect with offices in Pinehurst.

  • Gause strikes out 17 as West...

     WHITEVILLE—Jay Gause struck out 17 batters as West Brunswick beat Whiteville 9-2 in a conference baseball game Friday night at Legion Stadium.

    Gause gave up one earned run, seven hits and three walks in the seven-inning game.

  • Brendle’s hit gives...

     Ryan Brendle’s two-out single on a 3-2 pitch from Kyle Hufham gave South Brunswick a 5-4 victory in nine innings March 30 over North Brunswick.

    “This is a big win for us,” South coach Lee Shelton said. “I don’t think anybody expected us to win.”

    North, which lost for the second time in the conference, had turned a double play in the ninth. But the next batter for the Cougars, Gary Williams, hit a flyball that the outfielder dropped. Williams reached second on the error.

  • Gause, Lane strike out 30 in...

    Dominating pitching by Gavin Lane and Jay Gause led the West Brunswick baseball team to two conference victories last week.

    On March 23 against East Bladen, Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters in the Trojans’ 2-0 victory. On Friday at Whiteville, Jay Gause struck out 17 batters in a 9-2 victory.

    West is 3-1 in the conference and plays at 6 p.m. April 1 at home against West Bladen.

    Below are summaries of the two victories.



  • West softball teams remain...

    The West Brunswick softball team beat Whiteville 3-2 and remained unbeaten this season.

    West finished with six hits. Hannah Stocks was 2-for-3. Kristi Vance tripled. Carly White was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Alyssa Chappell was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

    White, the winning pitcher, gave up five hits and one earned run. She struck out four and walked no one.

    Defensively, Whiteville made two errors; West, three.

    West plays a conference home game April 1 against West Bladen.

    JV Softball



  • Trojans and Knights continue...

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished a close third behind West Bladen in a conference tournament March 25 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Both teams continue a back-and- forth battle for second place in the Waccamaw Conference standings behind South Brunswick.

    For the tournament, the conference team scores were host South Brunswick 334, West Bladen 344, West Brunswick 346, Whiteville 396, North Brunswick 413, East Bladen 415 and South Columbus 455.

  • West's boys, South's...

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet in a three-team track-and-filed meet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

    West’s Dylan Bowman was second (107-7).

  • West JV team rallies twice for...

    The West Brunswick Trojans concentrated on baseball in the last three innings to gain an 8-7 victory in eight innings against Whiteville in a conference junior varsity game Friday evening.